Newsletter October 2018

Autumn update from the workshop

We’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing local craftsman, clients and a prolific artist lately. Brighton is full of creative people and we’d like to share some recent projects which incorporated them.

Our occasional newsletter is a nice way to get a quick glimpse of what’s come through the Special Branch Furniture workshop. So take a look and let us know what you think. It’s easy to subscribe at the bottom of the page (if you haven’t already). Enjoy…!

Butler’s Tray and Luggage Rack

We headed a team of local craftsman through the prototyping and making stages of forty two meticulously detailed pieces of bespoke furniture. Commissioned for the luxury hotel Heckfield Place in Hampshire… Take a look at our project page here to see more.

Smorl’s Houmous-Deli

Smorl’s approached us to design and build their new multi-functional home in Brighton’s Open Market.

There was so much to pack in which included a deli counter and kitchen, retail area, office space, wash up, storage and last but not least, the humous factory out back. Our job was to design a coherent series of spaces that could meet increased demand for their delicious artisan produce. We did this by tapping into Smorl’s past experience throughout the design process. Once the practicalities were taken care of, we could concentrate on an eye-catching shop front which uses tough but environmentally conscientious materials. Why not pay them a visit and try our new favorite dish, The Biggie Smorl’s… Boom!

Jim Sanders

Special Branch Furniture regularly collaborates with Jim to find imaginative, practical and enticing ways to display and also tour his art. Here are two exhibitions we worked on, the first is an intricate hand made coat which seemingly hovers over a discreet pedestal, on show here at The Regency Town House, Hove.

The second was a process which looked at how to mount a postcard sized series of work. The answer became 120 ebony stained wood panels onto which each piece of art was fixed and then sealed, thus creating a unified and substantial piece which can be handled or hung. Shown here on exhibition at Bruit Blanc, Galerie Topographie De L’art, Le Marais, Paris.

Regency Town House exhibition photographed by Agnes Pataux

Bespoke woodwork, designed and made in Brighton

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